The “Dress” Seen Differently

Seeing Is Partly Inferring 

Heisenberg wins again.

Perception is a COLLABORATION between subject and object.  An object’s properties do not exist independent of our observing them.  We don’t just record, we contribute.

Or, in this case, colorize.

What the study also suggests is that experience affects what we see.  LITERALLY.

So, here’s the paradox.  While we’re not nearly so discrete as we think, we’re also not so connected that we see things the same.

As for me, I saw the dress on two distinct occasions.  They occurred several years apart.  The kicker?  The first time I saw it as black and blue; the second, as white and gold.

Which one do YOU see?

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